Metso to supply complete tissue machine for Fabrica De Papel San Francisco in Mexico

Published Jan 10, 2012 14.00.00 +2 GMT

Metso will supply a complete Advantage tissue machine for Fabrica De Papel San Francisco S.A. de C.V., in Mexicali, Mexico. The tissue production line will start up in the second quarter of 2013. The value of the order will not be disclosed. This kind of production line is typically valued at EUR 10-15 million depending on capacity and scope of delivery.

Metso’s scope of delivery will comprise a complete 2.6-m-wide Advantage tissue machine equipped with an OptiFlo II TIS headbox, a Metso Yankee cylinder, an Advantage AirCap yankee hood, sheet control, tail threading equipment, an Advantage WetDust dust management system and an Advantage SoftReel reel.

The delivery is a repeat order from Fabrica De Papel San Francisco. They now successfully operate two Advantage tissue machines at their Mexicali facility, one started up in 2006 and the other in 2009. The company’s PM 4 set a world speed record of 2,160 m/min in 2009 and their PM 5 achieved a record-breaking rapid start-up in 2009 reaching a production speed of 2,100 m/min only 12 days after start-up.

The new tissue line will use 100 % recycled fiber as raw material and will add another 30,000 tonnes per year of bathroom tissue, napkin and towel grades to the company’s existing production.

The order is included in Pulp, Paper and Power’s fourth quarter 2011 orders received.

Fabrica De Papel San Francisco now operates four tissue production lines and converting facilities, delivering tissue products for the Mexican market.

Metso is a global supplier of sustainable technology and services for mining, construction, power generation, automation, recycling and the pulp and paper industries. We have about 29,000 employees in more than 50 countries.

For more information, please contact: Jan L. Larsson, North American Sales Director, Paper business line, Metso Tel. +1 404 229 4269, jan.l.larsson(at)

Jan Erikson, Vice President, Sales, Paper business line, Metso Tel. +46 70 517 14 90, jan.erikson(at)